The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

On today’s Best of 2012, Sam’s interviews NSA whistle-blower Thomas Drake and his attorney Jesselyn Radack,on the government’s intimidation and personal destruction of whistle-blowers and the Obama Administration's record on government transparency. And an interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Kill Lists and the Grand Bargain. PLUS! Even more extra best of material from throughout the year!

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Direct download: 12-27-12-Best_of_2012-NSA_WhistleBlowers-Senator_Sheldon_Whitehouse-PUB.mp3
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On today's Best of 2012, Sam's interview with Guy Lawson, the author of Octopus, on Wall Street's most wild con, the culture of Wall Street and the story of the Octopus scam. Also, a debate from the summer between Sam and conservative talker Malcolm Out Loud. PLUS! Even more extra best of material from throughout the year!

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Direct download: 12-26-12-Best_of_2012-Guy_Lawson-Malcolm_Outloud-PUB.mp3
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In two of the best interviews from 2012, the great Chris Hayes, explained the iron law of meritocracy, the cult of smart, the self correcting power of democracy and his own experience in the American meritocracy. Plus, Sam Seder's War on Christmas!

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Direct download: 12-24-12-Best_of_2012-Chris_Hayes-PUB.mp3
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Cliff Schecter responded to the incredible cynicism and insanity of NRA head Wayne LaPierre's press conference, guns are a public health issue, the NRA wants fully militarized schools, LaPierre did the gun control movement a favor by showing a large audience how insane he is, why there is no shared sacrifice in America and Congressional Democrats will pay for voting for cutting.

Isabel Gillies and Matthew Film Guy started to get to know each other, Matthew Film Guy recommended the French film The Kid With The Bike and Isabel recommends Win Win and she and Matthew agree to a contest.

On The Better Half: The most important stories 2012 with senior Majority Report analyst Myla Seder, what will Obama's legacy be? Are we more aware of the danger out plutocracy today? and your calls and IMs

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Direct download: 12-21-12-Cliff_Schecter-Isabel_Gillies-Matthew_Film_Guy-PUB.mp3
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Reuter's Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland explained the global growth of the plutocracy, the economic and technological drivers behind the growth of small sectors of super wealth, the impact of the bubble the plutocrats live in globally, the challenge the left faces in talking about income inequality, the emotional neediness and delusions of the new plutocrats and why they resent President Obama so much.

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Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi explained how HSBC laundered billions for global drug cartels and Al Quada, how the FBI did practically nothing in response, how the "punishment" for HSBC amounts to a few deferred bonuses and staying on the financial industry "ethics" beat what is the real reason the hedge fund the maker of the Bushmaster (the assault rifle used in the Newton killings) sell that company?

On the Better Half: "raise our boat docking fees a couple hundred bucks and we will go on strike" whine the rich of Newport Beach CA, hack Megan Mcardle says school children should be trained to bum rush shooters, an insane preacher wants everyone to have guns and your calls and Ims.

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Direct download: 12-19-12-Matt_Taibbi-PUB.mp3
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The soon to be retired David Dayen explained what would happen if we went over the "fiscal cliff", why the new Obama offer is so bad, explained why he is retiring, asks is the liberal blogesphere losing its added value, how to hold power accountable in the Obama era and What are Dave's next moves?

On the Better Half: Sam isn't surprised by Obama's offer. you have more influence on Congress than you realize, Rick Perry wants more guns in schools and the role the conspiracy culture plays in gun violence.

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Cliff Schecter explained why the NRA is a front group for arms dealers, most members of the NRA support commons sense gun control, the opportunity for stringent gun control, why the NRA is a paper tiger and can be defeated politically, how the NRA fights against Constitutional Rights, what the Second Amendment really meant and the best way to move forward now.

On the Better Half: Mike Huckabee: crazy, wrong, tasteless and Iran's Supreme leader agrees with him, Louie Gohmert wishes the Principle at Sandy Hook had a rifle, some Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 12-17-12-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
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Cliff wants to know why did Obama pick Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense? Hagel's positive record on Iraq, HSBC launders hundreds of millions of dollars in drug cartel money and will not be prosecuted, why Cliff and Sam are cautiously optimistic about the fiscal cliff, Sam and Cliff discuss the heartbreaking tragedy in CT and call the NRA a domestic terrorist group.

And it seems like old times! Janeane Garoflo live in studio! Janeane calls Sam out on his mixed metaphors, recommends the Kings Speech and Sam has a big announcement! he is having a son! Janeane gave Sam's kids awesome gifts and more on the unfolding horrific tragedy in CT.

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Independent journalist Max Blumenthal joined Sam live from Egypt where he explained President Morsi's power grab, the governments constitutional proposal that limits the rights of women and minorities and empowers the military, the new Egypt opposition, why the traditional Islamic establishment opposes the Muslim Brotherhood, how the new Egyptian government is still carrying out the siege on Gaza and the role the US is playing in the crises.

On The Better Half: Random Rush, Republicans are very unpopular and they have an "A-Hole problem," Brit Hume wants you to feel bad for John Boehner, Matt Lauer asks Anne Hathaway a creepy question and Hathaway owns him and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 12-13-12-Max_Blumenthal-PUB.mp3
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